Abby Hoskins <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <BAY8-F122wKtohYtD8s000218
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>I was just wondering if anyone knew where and when archaeology was first
>taught as a subject in either schools or universities. Does anyone know?
It may well be difficult to make a dividing line between non-scientific
and scientific study.
In universities, before archaeology was curio collecting, which dates in
the West, I think, from late Roman times. Scientific study began in the
19th century, AIUI, the necessary basics of physics and chemistry not
being in place before then.
In schools, the BBC Schools programme 'How Things Began' was running in
the late 1940s, but I suspect it was not new then. However, not all
schools would have used it, of course. I believe it was pretty sound,
according to what was known at that time.
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